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INTERVIEW: Michael Rose Discusses New Deal!

The centre-back agreed a new three-year-deal...

1 October 2020

Michael Rose revealed it was an easy decision to commit his future to the Sky Blues after agreeing a new deal earlier today.

The centre-back has signed new terms which will see him remain with City until 2023, following an impressive debut season last year.

Upon putting pen-to-paper on his new contract, the Scot spoke about why it was a simple move to make after he had heard of a new deal.

“I’m delighted to have signed a new contract.

“As soon as I got word of a new deal it was something that I wanted to do straight away, and it was straight forward, and everything went smooth so I’m buzzing.”

“I’ve said it in previous interviews that I love it down here and I love all the boys and the way we work and how we get on so it was a no brainier really to extend it.”

Rose joined the Sky Blues from Ayr United last summer and made an immediate impact, cementing himself as mainstay in the starting eleven throughout the campaign.

His performances at the back were key to the Sky Blues winning promotion and the League One title last year and the 24-year-old revealed it went better than he had expected.

“For me, the aim was probably just to bed myself in and play as many games as I could, but we went on to have a successful year and it probably did go better than I thought.

“ I moved previously in Scotland so it wasn’t really a big deal for me, I was quite comfortable moving in that sense, it was just obviously unknowing English football, but obviously we’ve got a really good coach and manager here who made me settle in straight away and get me up to the levels which has obviously helped me kick on last year.”

Rose forged a partnership at the back alongside Kyle McFadzean and Dom Hyam throughout the 2019/20 season, with the trio keeping 19 clean sheets.

The defender spoke about how that partnership between the three of them was key for him last season as well.

“I thought we had a really good partnership and we did really well together.

“We were really solid, and we always helped each other and were always speaking, and I think that showed on the pitch on a Saturday.

“It’ll probably change a lot this season due to the amount of games, but we will try to get back to being a lot more solid and keeping more clean sheets as the season goes on.”

Unfortunately for Michael, after helping City win promotion to the Championship, he has been unable to play his part in the opening games of the season.

He has spent the last few months recovering from an injury and is having to bide his time for a return to the starting eleven.

“It’s definitely frustrating, I’ve been working really hard in lockdown and just after to try and get back for the start of the season and I’ve done that but obviously the boys have been doing decent so I’ve just got to be patient and wait for my chance.

“But like I said, it is frustrating because you put all that work in last season and your finally in the Championship and you just want to go and play but I know I need to be patient and wait for my chance.

“I’ve done everything else in training and stuff like that and I feel like I’m ready to start playing now.”


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